Skancke is a Norwegian family. The main centre of the Skancke branch of the family is situated in the old mining town of Røros in Mid-Norway. They claim noble roots in a medieval family which used leg as its escutcheon figure, and which has been restropectively dubbed with the then non-existent surname Skanke.

Several family members belong to Skanke Family Association.

They have had coat of arms or crest made, of the Skancke family, to show their alleged relation with past Isle of Man monarchical dynasty.


  • G.V.C Young O.B.E. Fra Skanke-slektens historie, 1986
  • The three legs go to Scandinavia a monograph on the Manx royal family and their Scandinavian descendants, Peel: Mansk-Svenska Pub.Co.17 North View, 1981

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